Educating Students to Lead in a Global Context
The Great Hall at The Cooper Union (7 E. 7th St., Manhattan)

In an increasing global society, how do we build a foundation to sustain freedom and preserve democratic values? What are the challenges and opportunities of educating citizens and future leaders to take their place in the world community? An impressive panel of thought leaders will examine the role of education in this country at a Pre-Inaugural Colloquium marking the installation of The Cooper Union’s 12th President, Dr. Jamshed Bharucha,with keynote speaker Fareed Zakaria of CNN, TIME and The Washington Post. Moderated by Vikas Kapoor, President and CEO, iQor and Trustee, The Cooper Union, the discussion will also feature Vali Nasr, Professor of International Politics, Tufts University, and Atina Grossmann, Professor of History, The Cooper Union.

The academic exercise creates a timely arena, where the noted scholars and thinkers engage in an important and critically relevant exchange of ideas for change that can work and be implemented. Fareed Zakaria will join the panel on the global issues at hand and will stimulate a discussion drawing on the underlying theme to provide an interdisciplinary education as a foundation for maintaining democracy and freedom.